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Adnan Ibrahim

Adnan Ibrahim

Sector : Academic Figures , Doctors

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  • Country of residence : Austria
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1966
  • Age : 50
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Sheikh Adnan Ibrahim is a theologian and Muslim preacher.

Adnan Ibrahim was born and brought up in a refugee camp in Gaza/Palestine, later moving to Yugoslavia and studying medicine in Sarajevo. In the 1990s he moved to Vienna because of the Third Balkan War, where he became imam of the Shura mosque in Leopoldstadt in 2002. He holds Austrian citizenship. He speaks Arabic, English, German and Serbo-Croatian. Adnan received his BA in Legitimacy Studies from Beirut, obtained his masters and PhD from the University of Vienna.
He is known for shedding new light on some old matters in Islam and analysing them in controversial methods usually using logic and philosophy. His preaching in Arabic reaches a wide audience through digital media.
According to Raphael Israeli, "After the London bombings in 2005, he issued a fatwa saying Muslims who hear of plans for a terrorist attack must report them to the police immediately." He is also known for having preached and lectured against female genital mutilation.
In 2007 Austrian media described him as a controversial figure: liberal in theology and opposing terrorism in Europe, his preaching on Middle Eastern politics has praised anti-Israeli militants and led to accusations of supporting Hamas against Israel. Known as an "enlightened and reforming imam, particularly with regard to women's issues", in 2014 he again reportedly preached in support of Hamas, although the accuracy of the translation was called into question.


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